Fishpeople and fisherpoets Posted on 02 Mar 15:56
A few Fishpeople spent an unusually sunny weekend at the Oregon coast indulging in fresh seafood and poems and songs by the fisherman who caught it. It was the annual Fisher Poets Gathering, a celebration of the commercial fishing industry and community which has deep roots in Astoria, where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. After two full nights of stories, songs and poetry delivered by the men and women who brave the open sea we left with a deep appreciation for this town and its maritime history. But the highlight of the weekend was hearing our co-founder, Duncan, read several of his poems to a packed house. We got part of it on video!